Albany tattoo parlors open new location after merger

Two tattoo parlors in Albany have merged and opened in a new downtown location.

The new shop on North Pearl Street represents the merging of two parlors owned by William “Tragedy” Yager.

Modern Body Art was most recently located on South Pearl Street. Shocker Tattoo was on Lark Street.

The new space features a modern design, cathedral ceilings, new tattoo chairs and other improvements.
College students to senior citizens are getting their first tattoos at Modern Body Art, as acceptance for the art form has grown significantly in recent decades.

The number of Americans with tattoos grew 9% between 2012 and 2019.

The new shop is open seven days a week from noon to 8 p.m.